Mini rugby stars ready for kick-off thanks to Peter’s ‘Slice of the Pie’ fund
Pencoed RFC has benefited from the Peter’s Slice of the Pie community fund.
The Junior section of Pencoed RFC has been donated funding for brand new rugby equipment by Wales’ premier pie-maker after completing the Peter’s application form with a strong bid for funding.
The club was presented with the balls before a special anniversary game refereed by Welsh Union referee Nigel Owens to celebrate the club’s 125th anniversary.
To mark the occasion, Peter’s also delivered 125 pies, pasties and sausage rolls for the players and their families to enjoy.
Mike Bosley, Chairman of Pencoed Juniors RFC said: “We are a successful section with many of our players proving themselves with district and Wales selection; however, it’s a struggle to provide the equipment that they desperately need.
“We are delighted with the funding from Peter’s and look forward to playing and competing with the brand new balls.
“Now, our players have better equipment to practice and play at a more professional level.”
Welsh Rugby Union referee Nigel Owens said: “Local businesses play an important role in helping grassroots rugby to develop and thrive.
“Decent equipment is essential, so the contribution from Peter’s is greatly appreciated.”
Claire Conway, Marketing Manager at the Caerphilly-based food giant said: “Peter’s has gone from strength to strength since the early days as a small South Wales pie manufacturer, and we enjoy the opportunity to give something back to the local communities that have always supported us.
“Sport is a huge part of our ethos. Pencoed Junior RFC is a great club and we’re proud this contribution will help to train our future rugby stars.
“We wish them the best of luck.”